Microsoft's Azure now supports Linux...Sort of..

Microsoft has announced that it wil now support Linux.  Well if you are running a few distros they will.  Those would be:

Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2

OpenSuse 12.01

CentOS 6.2

Ubuntu 12.04

If you didn't notice there is one very large distorbution missing from that list.  Red Hat and Fedora are not there but CentOS is.  CentOS is a dirivitive work off of Red Hat.  So it's not likely a driver issue.  It's more likely that it's a licensing and support contract thing.  We have another story about a contract they just signed so we know it's also unlikely that they aren't happy about working with each other.  Check out the podcast to hear us go into more detail about our thoughts on the whole situation.

What's in a name?

Andreas Jaeger Program Manager for openSuSE at Novell and the team he works with think that maybe it's time for a change.  They have come up with a list of eight variants on the numbering part of their naming for future releases.  They want people's input so here is your chance.  The possiblity of going Octal left me with a smile on my face.  In reality they should probably adopt a date driven versioning like Ubuntu, Mandriva and Fedora.  Check out the post and the explanations of how they came up with the list.  Then let them know what you think.

Episode 41 - Vegas and the News...

Running Time:  0:44:00

1) Introduction

    Thanks for reading the article and listening to the interview with Luke from Puppet Labs

    Brian’s going to be speaking at the IBM Impact Conference about WebSphere Automation

    Has Nokia lost their mind and abandon the Open Source Community

2) News

    IBM’s Watson Rules the Jeopardy Board

    One Application Installer to Rule them All

    DNS Security?

3) Conclusion

    Recommendations for People to interview

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